Weekly Moves and Grooves XIV {Tired and Humbled}

Good morning and Happy Sunday!

I hope you’ve all had a great week, and I hope all my American pals had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! We’ve definitely been having a relaxing and joyful time catching up with family and friends, as well as eating leftovers. ūüôā

This week seemed to be an ongoing battle between what my mind wanted and what my body wanted in terms of workouts. I think coming home and interrupting routine played a significant role in my greater fatigue this week, but I’m glad I got to move and groove even a little bit every day!

weekly moves and grooves

Sunday

5 mile run

Monday

5 min. row warmup + arm workout

3 supersets of each:

Tuesday

5 min. stairmaster + leg workout

I had to be quick and efficient with this leg workout because I still needed to pack and get ready to go home for Thanksgiving break!

Wednesday

Yoga video + Blogilates abs

I needed a streeeeetch. And Cassey’s ab workouts always kill.

Thursday (Thanksgiving!)

100s challenge + burpees

Basically, in between cooking throughout the day, I did 5 sets of 20 air squats, 20 pushups, 20 sit-ups, and 20 burpees, coming to a grand total of 100 of each exercise. My body was still sore despite yoga the day before, so I just honored that and kept my moves and grooves fun for the day!

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I also went on a nice 20 minute walk with Pop. I’ve¬†quickly come to realize¬†how much walking I¬†don’t¬†do when I’m at home since I don’t have to walk up and down stairs, to and from classes, and just¬†everywhere like I do at college.¬†I’m actually significantly less hungry at home, which just goes to show that walking often adds up and uses up quite a bit of energy!

Friday

5 sets of 10 burpees throughout the evening + other random exercises

I was still feeling wonky and tired on Friday, and I didn’t have too much time for a real workout since we were preparing dinner for some house guests. Thus, I did my go-to exercise (burpees) in different variations:

I made a short video demonstrating the jump lunge single leg burpees for you because I want you to love burpees too. ūüėÄ

Saturday

5 min. row warmup + “Dirty Diana” WOD + 30 min incline walk

Oooooooof yesterday was a rough day on the workout front. I felt crappier than a turkey on Thanksgiving day, and I think it mostly had to do with the fact that I was plain tired. My head was exhausted even though my muscles were fine. Anything I did felt like a huge tax on my body, and I just could not push myself. I completed four rounds of the Dirty Diana workout, and I have never moved so slowly through burpees in my life. I also did Russian kettlebell swings (to eye level instead of overhead).

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I was pretty frustrated because I can usually push through fatigue, but yesterday was terrible. I was also confused because I took three pretty easy workout days in a row before yesterday.

Nevertheless, I decided to honor my body since it’s probably thrown off by the change in schedule/environment/food. After attempting to do ab workout on the TRX and realizing that my body was not havin’ that, I just hit the treadmill to walk. I was falling asleep on the 15-minute drive back home (dad took me as a guest to his gym and he was driving!), so I guess that’s proof that I just needed sleep.

Despite the frustration, I had to remind myself to be thankful for a body that can move and get me through the day!

So tell me:

Do you experience times when your mind/brain is exhausted, even though your body is doing alright? Vice versa?

Do you have a favorite burpee variation?